KBBS Report of the Month
Our Bursary is funded by a generous donation from the estate of Mr Kenneth Black providing small bursaries to students and people who are employed in horticulture. You can find details of the scheme and how to apply on the main bursary scheme page. Here we regularly feature a report from one of the beneficiaries:
Report of the Month - March 2021
A Trip to the Wonders of Japanese Historic Gardens
(written in 2018 when a Kew Diploma student)
As a Kew Diploma student, my travel scholarship headed to Kyoto to see historic gardens. Although I’m extremely passionate about this subject, this would also relate to my dissertation about whether Japanese historic gardens can show us how to reduce stress in urban environments. The Japanese have been designing gardens with the aim to slow down, meditate, or contemplate, and I wanted to know if their principles could be incorporated into a contemporary design. These outcomes are mainy achieved through a balanced composition of design, hard landscape, and plant choices.